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Steve Fedie, former Orono High School teacher, athletic director and football coach, will be inducted into the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. A maximum of six inductees is accepted per year. The honor is reserved for those who have made “significant contributions to Minnesota high school football” and been a head coach… Continue Reading Hall of Fame welcomes new inductee Fedie

Kevin Cornelius and Gabrielle Germanson are the recipients of this year’s Triple A Award at Orono High School. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, honors high school seniors who have excelled in academics, arts and athletics. Cornelius was additionally recognized as the Section 2A male winner. He and other section winners… Continue Reading Cornelius, Germanson receive Triple A Award

Orono Middle School eighth-grader Jack Prisendorf won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee January 23. The school bee, at which students answer questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. Prisendorf also won the school bee last year. Eighth-grader Mitchell Erb and seventh-grader Joey Mariani placed second… Continue Reading Prisendorf repeats as Geographic Bee champ

Orono Schools placed among the top 3 percent of districts nationwide in a ranking released by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. NCHSS has previously ranked the safest cities and safest colleges. To rank the Best School Districts in America, NCHSS collected data from a total of 9,577 school districts. The following factors contributed… Continue Reading Orono earns a new national quality ranking

The Orono High School Speech Team has been recognized nationally by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA). The team received at least 200 degrees or last year, placing it in the top 8 percent of chapters nationwide and securing membership in the league’s prestigious 200 Club. Students earn points and degrees based on competitive… Continue Reading OHS Speech Team among top teams in nation